Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Vincent Roche
Chairman of the Board; Member of the Compensation Committee
Vincent Roche

In addition to serving on Acacia Communications' Board of Directors since 2016, Mr. Roche is the president and chief executive officer and a director of Analog Devices. Mr. Roche began his career at Analog Devices in 1988 and has been part of its senior management team since 2009. Mr. Roche holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Limerick in Ireland.

Eric A. Swanson
Director; Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Eric A. Swanson

In addition to serving on Acacia Communications' Board of Directors since 2009, Mr. Swanson has served as a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2006 and provided consulting services to The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory from 2004 to 2016. Previously, Mr. Swanson co-founded Sycamore Networks, and served as its general manager and chief scientist. Mr. Swanson holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Peter Y. Chung
Director; Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee
Peter Y. Chung

In addition to serving on Acacia Communications' Board of Directors since 2013, Mr. Chung is a managing director and the chief executive officer of Summit Partners. Mr. Chung is currently a director of A10 Networks and MACOM Technology Solutions. Previously, Mr. Chung served as a director of various other entities, including Ubiquiti Networks. Mr. Chung holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Stan J. Reiss
Director; Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Stan J. Reiss

In addition to serving on Acacia Communications' Board of Directors since 2009, Mr. Reiss is a general partner of Matrix Partners. Prior to that, Mr. Reiss was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Reiss holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University, M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

John Ritchie
Director; Chairman of the Audit Committee
John Ritchie

In addition to serving on Acacia Communications' Board of Directors since 2015, Mr. Ritchie is the senior vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating of Aerohive Networks. Prior to that, Mr. Ritchie held several executive positions, in each case most recently the position of chief financial officer, Telerik, Ubiquiti Networks, Electronics For Imaging and Splash Technology Holdings. Mr. Ritchie holds a B.S. in business administration from San Jose State University.

David J. Aldrich
Director; Member of the Audit Committee
David Aldrich

In addition to serving on Acacia Communications' Board of Directors since 2017, Mr. Aldrich is the chairman of the board of Skyworks Solutions, where he previously served as its chief executive officer since its formation in 2002 in connection with a merger between Alpha Industries and Conexant Systems. Prior to Skyworks Solutions’ formation, Mr. Aldrich served in various senior management and executive positions at Alpha Industries, most recently as its chief executive officer. Prior to this, Mr. Aldrich held senior management positions at Adams-Russell and MACOM. Mr. Aldrich holds a B.A. in political science from Providence College and an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.

Murugesan “Raj” Shanmugaraj
Director
Murugesan “Raj” Shanmugaraj

Raj is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Acacia Communications. Raj brings to Acacia more than 25 years experience in telecom and communications. Prior to joining Acacia, Raj was the vice president of business development in the optical networking division of Alcatel-Lucent USA. He also founded and served as the chief executive officer of Astral Point Communications, and held various senior executive level positions at PictureTel, Multilink and Motorola. Mr. Shanmugaraj holds an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Iowa and a B.E. in electronics and communications from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy in India.

Benny P. Mikkelsen
Director
Benny P. Mikkelsen

Benny is one of the founders of Acacia Communications and also serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Benny brings to Acacia extensive expertise and experience in optical transmission and technologies. Prior to joining Acacia, Benny co-founded and served as the vice president of technology of Mintera. Prior to that, he held various engineering positions with Bell Laboratories, a research and scientific development company owned by Alcatel-Lucent USA. Benny has published more than 200 papers and conference contributions in letters, journals and conferences. Benny holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.